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Against DemocracyLiterary Experience in the Era of Emancipations$
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Simon During

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823242542

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823242542.001.0001

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Howards End's Social

Howards End's Social

(p.105) Six Howards End's Social
Against Democracy

Simon During

Fordham University Press

This chapter turns to the moment when, in the later nineteenth century, emergent democratic state capitalism encountered strong resistance from socialism and other collectivist political movements. It makes the case that the young E.M. Forster is not to be considered a “liberal” as Lionel Trilling for instance supposed, but as a mystical socialist. It offers a detailed reading of Howards End in support of this view, and proposes that the novel presents an image of a collective way of life that is under threat from the democratic-capitalist juggernaut.

Keywords:   Democracy, socialism, E.M. Forster, mystical socialism, capitalism, Howards End

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